Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Watercolor on ivory
1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (3.4 x 2.8 cm)
Gift of Gloria Manney, 2006
Not on view
Donaldson (1750-1799) was born in Ireland and became a merchant in Baltimore. The artist recorded on September 6, 1776: "at Minia: began one of Mr Donaldson." Peale also painted his wife.
the sitter's son, Samuel Johnston Donaldson; his daughter, Frances Donaldson; her cousin, John Johnston Donaldson; his daughter, Miriam Shoemaker Donaldson (Mrs. James R. Manning), Great Barrington, Massachusetts, sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 18 Nov. 1976, lot 523